Akio Toyoda, interview
Akio Toyoda, interview. Exclusive interview session with Mr. Toyoda (President and Representative Director,Toyota Motor Corporation. Tokyo. 30.11.11.
2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, first official pictures. Hamburg, 15.05.13
Set to go on sale later this year, the redesigned model has a distinctive front fascia with a massive grille that is flanked by LED-infused headlights. Moving further back we can see flowing character lines, distinctive taillights, an angular trunk and a dual Exhaust system.
The stylish cabin is awash with high quality materials and premium accents. Notable highlights are slated to include a panoramic sunroof, illuminated door sill plates, soft-closing doors and LED ambient lighting. We can also expect a Burmester audio system, two 12.3-inch displays and four different wood trims: Burl Walnut, Myrtle Sunburst, Black Popular and "Metalized Ash."
Customers will also be able to order options such as heated / ventilated seats, a rear seat entertainment system and an "Air Balance Package" that filters and ionizes the air and can even dispense perfume. If that's not impressive enough, the model can also be equipped with rear "Chauffer Seats" that are ten-way adjustable and have power-deployable footrests.
Under the hood, at least three different engines will be available. The S350 BlueTEC will have a 3.0-liter V6 diesel that produces 258 HP (190 kW) and 620 Nm (457 lb-ft) of torque. It will enable the model to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 6.8 seconds and hit a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).
Moving up to the S500 will reward buyers with a 4.7-liter V8 petrol engine that cranks out 455 HP (335 kW) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque. This will allow the car to run from 0-100 km/h in 4.8 seconds, before topping out at 250 km/h (155 mph).
Lastly, the S400 Hybrid will have a hybridized 3.5-liter V6 engine which produces 306 HP (225 kW) and 370 Nm (273 lb-ft) of torque. This will enable the luxury sedan to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 6.8 seconds and have a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).
Design Vision GTI
Design Vision GTI
World premiere of the "Design Vision GTI" -- racing GTI with 503 PS debuts at Wörthersee
GTI cult at Wörthersee: Volkswagen developed concept car for the race track "Design Vision GTI" transfers the appearance of the Golf icon to car racing
Wolfsburg/Reifnitz, 08 May 2013 - The GTI meeting at Wörthersee is a veritable cult and pure automobile passion. Just like the car everybody is celebrating and driving there. There ought to be 150,000 fans showing up again in 2013. From 8 through 11 May 2013, they will turn the Austrian city of Reifnitz into a Mecca of the GTI scene. Traditional highlight: the world premiere of a concept car conceived by Volkswagen engineers and designers especially for the meeting. This year, it is a visionary GTI for car racing—the "Design Vision GTI." An unmatched 370 kW / 503 PS Golf. The progressive design study is based on the seventh-generation GTI that was launched just now in Europe, transferring the design and power potential of the icon to the world of car racing. Visually, particularly intriguing: The design team under the aegis of Klaus Bischoff (Head of Design of Volkswagen Brand) has drawn the C pillars and side sills outward as autonomous body elements, thus creating space for substantially enlarged track widths and specially developed 20-inch wheels (with 235 tyres in the front, 275 tyres in the rear). The "Design Vision GTI" achieves 300 km/h, and despite extreme modifications, it comes across as very homogeneous thanks to the precise styling based on the Volkswagen design DNA: this "Super-GTI" could start tomorrow in a racing series!
Drive system -- technology and driving performance
The new Golf GTI is already more of a clear leader on the road than ever with an output of 162 kW / 220 PS or 169 kW / 230 PS (Golf GTI Performance), respectively. Now Volkswagen has more than doubled this power on board of the "Design Vision GTI," with the 503 PS (at 6,500 rpm) mentioned above. So what's working under the bonnet in the front is not a series four-cylinder but a V6 engine. As with the 2.0-litre engine of the production GTI, however, the 3.0 litre engine of the concept car is a TSI - a direct injection petrol engine with turbocharger. In this case, two turbochargers are on board. Two three-way catalytic converters arranged close to the engine optimise emission behaviour. The V6-TSI develops 500 Nm already in the lower engine speed range (as of 2,000 rpm) and a maximum torque of 560 Nm (between 4,000 rpm and 6,000 rpm). This force is distributed to the front and rear wheels via a dual clutch gearbox (DSG) and an all-wheel drive.
With this drive concept and a specially designed sports chassis, the "Design Vision GTI" virtually eats up any type of race track. And pretty damn quick at that: After a mere 3.9 seconds, the study is already going 100 km/h fast.
In order to slow down the GTI with corresponding power, going 300 km/h fast as mentioned above, Volkswagen uses ceramic brake discs all around. In the front, the brake callipers grip onto 380-mm discs; at the rear, the diameter is 356 mm. The ceramic brake discs and red-painted brake callipers shine through the spokes of the 20-inch alloy wheels, which have likewise been redesigned. The front wheels (8.5J x 20, ET32) are fitted with 235/35 tyres; the rear wheels (9.5J x 20, ET25) are equipped with 275/30 tyres.
Toyota GT 86 2012 - acceleration 0-225 km/h + Vmax test
Nice acceleration till 210 km/h, then most of the dynamics is spoiled by 6th gear. But if you find a proper hill... :-) More at http://www.Autoforum.cz/bleskovky/vyzkouseli-jsme-toyotu-gt-86-dokaze-se-rozjet-az-na-250-km-h-video/
Toyota AE86 vs GT 86 review - Auto Express
We bring the Toyota GT 86 face-to-face with the eighties thriller to see if it lives up to the legend.
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Subaru BRZ Conquers Japan's Greatest Driving Roads - Epic Drives Episode 6
On this episode of Epic Drives, Associate Online Editor Nate Martinez tours Japan's greatest driving roads in Subaru's new rear-wheel drive BRZ coupe. Along the way, he tears up the Toyo Tires Turnpike, climbs Mount Fuji, dances down the hairpins of the Nihon Romantic Highway and drops the hammer at the tight and twisty Gunma Cycle Sports Center.
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Toyota 86 - Launching 0-150km/h
The all new 2012 Toyota 86 from 0-150km/h.
NOTE: This is the ProtoType, the actual model may be slightly faster than this particular piece that I have tested.
Toyota GT86, Toyota FT-86, Scion FRS video review
Could the new Toyota GT86 be the best car the firm has ever made? Steve Sutcliffe tests Toyota's new rear-wheel drive coupe on track. Read the full Autocar review at http://www.autocar.co.uk/CarReviews/FirstDrives/Toyota-GT-86-2.0/261979/